DENVER – The USA Legal professional’s Workplace for the District of Colorado pronounces a federal jury discovered Thomas O’Hara II, age 56, of Colorado Springs, responsible of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it.
In line with information introduced at trial, on June 1, 2021, the Denver Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the Rocky Mountain Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Colorado Springs Police Division executed a number of search warrants within the Colorado Springs space. At O’Hara’s residence, investigators recovered one-and-a-half kilos of methamphetamine, one pound of heroin, roughly 800 fentanyl tablets, two loaded handguns, and drug trafficking paraphernalia. At O’Hara’s spouse’s house, investigators discovered and seized $112,027 in money and extra drug trafficking paraphernalia. Lastly, at a 3rd residence related to O’Hara, investigators situated six-and-a-half kilos of methamphetamine.
Decide William J. Martinez presided over the 6-day trial, which ended on March 1, 2023. The defendant will likely be sentenced on October 25, 2023. Every rely of which the defendant was convicted carries a sentence of at least 10 years and as much as life in jail. The jury discovered the defendant not responsible of possessing heroin and fentanyl with the intent to distribute them.
The investigation was carried out by the FBI Denver Division, DEA Rocky Mountain Division, and the Colorado Springs Police Division. The prosecution is being dealt with by Assistant United States Attorneys Peter McNeilly and Alexander Duncan.
This prosecution is a results of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Activity Pressure (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles high-level drug traffickers, cash launderers, gangs, and transnational legal organizations that threaten communities all through the US. OCDETF makes use of a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency method that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and native legislation enforcement companies in opposition to legal networks.
CASE NUMBER: 21-cr-190-WJM-1